CBE Project Conversations Fall 2014

Anyone is welcome to attend the web meetings listed below.  Bring your questions and feedback.  Each meeting will start with a general overview and a focused presentation for discussion; however, any aspect of the project is open for discussion at any meeting.

SBCTC eLearning Advisory Group Meeting

When:  Monday, October 13, 11:00 to noon (the first part of the meeting will be on CBE)

Where:  Collaborate   http://tinyurl.com/7kycge6

Focus:  elearning tools and support, shared courses, Trusts in Canvas

Note:  The link for this meeting is different from the meetings below.

CBE Business Degree Pilot

When:  Monday, October 20, 11:00 to noon

Where:  Collaborate  http://goo.gl/w9MbXN

Focus:   SMS/ctcLink, registration, financial aid, advising

CBE Business Degree Pilot

When:  Wednesday, October 22, 3:00 to 4:00

Where: Collaborate  http://goo.gl/w9MbXN

Focus:  Curriculum, course design, faculty hiring, completion coaches

CBE Business Degree Pilot

When: Friday, October 24, 11:00 to noon

Where: Collaborate  http://goo.gl/w9MbXN

Focus:  Financial Aid

CBE Business Degree Pilot

When:  Monday, October 27, 3:00 to 4:00

Where:   http://goo.gl/w9MbXN

Focus: Student orientation, marketing


System meetings:

CBE is on the agenda at the following system meetings this Fall:

PIC September 30, Belleuve

CBS October 9, Skagit Valley

ELC October 9, Lower Columbia–update

BAR October 17, Wenatchee Valley

ARC October 23, Walla Walla

ACC October 23, SFCC

IC October 30, lunch meeting for pilot college VPIs, Tacoma


Competency-Based Education Business Transfer Pilot

Our goal is to flip the relationship between time and learning.  We are developing programs in which students earn credit not by how much time they spend in class but by demonstrating mastery of all the course competencies.

The first pilot program is an 18-course business transfer degree to be piloted by 13 colleges in the Washington community and technical college system.  Students will work at their own pace in completely online, openly licensed, credit-based courses.  They will be supported by a dedicated completion coach and by qualified faculty in each discipline.  The courses will be designed in partnership with Lumen Learning and Difference Engine to include adaptive testing.  Students will gain credit for the courses after demonstrating mastery of all competencies.

This degree program will not be about fast or slow but about what you know.

Project resources can be found on this blog, and we also have a listserv for conversation on Competency-Based Education (CBE).  Click here to join the listserv.